May 8, 2019

3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color Review & Swatches

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3 stars out of 5

3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color ($17.42) is one of five, limited edition shades that launched with the Mood for Blossom Spring 2019 Collection in March!

I’m not a big, big fan of the Slim Velvet Lip Color formula since I don’t like mattes but some of the shades that launched with Spring 2019 Collection were so pretty I couldn’t resist grabbing a shade or two especially #Gotta Sing that’s a bright, juicy tangerine!

I dunno if I look good in them but I have a heck of a good time with tangerine lipsticks! I especially like hauling out all my bright, bold tangerine shades in the Summer! Gotta Sing is most definitely one! This is a gorgeous true orange tangerine that’s bold, rich, and opaque on a single layer. The color brings back really good memories of the Etude House Miss Tangerine Collection!

3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color are just that! A slim line lipstick that travels and stores easily. The packaging is a fun orange-y shade to go along with the limited edition Mood in Blossom Collection. Typically, these are housed in a black case but for the Spring 2019 launch they had some fun, special edition packaging.

I’m not a big, big fan of the finish on Slim Velvet Lip Color though as they are a drier matte that applies a little draggy but has a surprisingly smooth, lightweight finish on lips that isn’t hydrating but not terribly drying either as you’d expect from the texture. I can get a solid five hours of wear without migration issues and some staining is left behind as color begins to fade. These lipsticks have no fragrance nor any flavor. I always find this formula an odd contrast as the application isn’t as creamy as I would like but the drier finish doesn’t adhere to my dry lips or fall into my natural lip lines. It always looks quite smooth.

The color is the real joy and what drew me into purchasing a few shades. The Spring 2019 shades are quite fun and fresh and should work well in the Summer ahead! That might something that interests you even of the matte finish doesn’t. Although, I do wish they went with something shinier and glossier for Spring but that would really be veering away from 3CE’s traditional gradient lip look.

3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color is big on color but the matte finish might be questionable for some!

3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color is available now for a limited time!

Where to buy

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3CE Slim Velvet Lip Color in Gotta Sing is one of five limited edition Spring 2019 matte lipstick shades that launched with the Mood in Blossom Collection. This formula is a little stiff and does tug a bit during application but does have a very smooth finish that doesn’t adhere to drier areas nor does color fall into natural lines. It’s a very bold, bright, rich shade of tangerine that wears for a solid five hours without migration of feathering issues and has some staining after it fades. The finish is matte but not terribly dry but not hydrating either.


  • Bright, fun color!
  • Very smooth finish for a lipstick which such a stiffer texture.
  • Very pigmented.
  • Wears long!


  • Tugs during application.


3CE Gotta Sing Slim Velvet Lip Color is a gorgeous shade for those who love Summery shades of orange and tangerine!

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  • Christina

    Is this less dry than the regular Mood velvet lipstick line? This one looks like it has a slight sheen on your lips. I didn’t purchase any of the slims because I’m familiar with their regular lipsticks. Dry-ish, but the resulting colour and finish is always nice!

    • Isabella Muse

      naaa same formula imho! Just as dry! Might be the flash giving it a sheen! I WISH! It’s weird as the finish is so smooth but the application dragggggggggs and it feels so dry!

      • Christina

        Yeah, the love-hate relationship I have with these lipsticks. They are seriously super pretty on the lips, but the drag! The drag!!! Have you tried Shu Uemura matte lipsticks? Those are really smooth and just all around pretty fantastic. They’re just a tad dry feeling as all matte lipsticks are, but they are so smooth going on.

        • Isabella Muse

          LOL! Same for that Too Cool for School lippie I recently review! loved the shade not in love with the formula and finish! I haven’t! I’ve sort of lost touch with SU and it’s a brand I used to really love! I’ll check them out as we have similar tastes ;D